The second largest two-wheeler maker Bajaj Auto launched its new offering, the Discover 100T (Tourer) on Monday. The 100-cc bike boasted a patented 4-valve DTS-I technology The source says that it expects to sell around 45,000 units of its new 100-cc bike, the Discover 100T, every month. The Discover 100 T positioned at the upper-end of the mass market, is pitched against the Dream Yuga from Honda (Rs 48,000) and Passion Pro from Hero MotorCorp (Rs 40,300), and priced at Rs 50,500 (ex-showroom Delhi).
Discover 100T is the most technically advanced and powerful 100cc bike yet in the Indian market. Bajaj said the company will roll out new bike from the same platform within this calendar year though given the prevailing adverse market environment expects sales to be flat at the last year’s level of 3.8 million units.
The Discover 100T is a commuter bike that borrows design cues from this older sibling. The best looking 100cc bike in India today, the T houses an attractive headlight. Its handsome analogue speedometer and fuel-gauge sit under a tinted visor and are easy to read on the fly. Palm grips on the 100T are comfortable while the bike’s Bajaj typical switches feel built-to-last and work with crisp feel. A pass-light switch is also included. The rear-view mirrors show-off unique design and provide a wide field of vision. The 100T comes with exotic looking, slim-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels. Its engine, exhaust and several other lower parts are smartly finished in black.
The Discover 100T uses Bajaj’s proven twin-spark, DTS-i technology and houses a four-stroke, 102cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, this breathing through four-valves. The button-started T has been provided with an auto-choke system for easy starts in all weather conditions. It puts out a hefty power output of 10.1bhp at 9000rpm, while maximum torque is 0.94kgm at 6500rpm. Power is transferred to the rear wheel via a smooth, five-speed, all-up shifted heel-and-toe operated gearbox. The new Bajaj bike clutch offers a nice, light and positive feel that is certain to prove a boon in crowded city riding conditions.
Suspension and comfort
The latest Discover deploys a semi, double-cradle steel frame with telescopic fork front suspension and a set of gas-charged rear shock absorbers, bolted onto a rectangular swingarm. The upright 100T riding position is perfect for city commutes and is complemented by a well cushioned seat that should also prove apt for long hours on the saddle.
Break and Mileage
The 100T comes equipped with a 130mm drum brake in front and 110mm drum at the rear. Though only 100 cc, Bajaj Auto motorcycle division president K Srinivas claimed the new model delivers the power of a 125-cc bike giving a fuel efficiency of 87 kmpl.
It is priced at Rs.50,500 (ex-showroom Delhi).
Main features of Bajaj Discover 100T
- 5-speed gearbox
- Nitrox suspension
- Standard alloy wheels and a maintenance-free body